Mostly of the really bad sort. I did manage to get all the buttons sewn onto the new dress,
I am finally ready to show you Saturday's project. For once, Husqvarna's website posted a free pattern that did not require buying a whole new machine or $500 accessory, so I decided to make their striped bag.
I should have known better. If Husqvarna can't get money from customers, they're not really interested in anything, so the pattern isn't great. There's an 11 by 12 piece required, but they didn't mention which way the stripes were to go on the long side. I even measured the schematic (which was perfectly square), checked the other measurements to see if there was a length v. width consistency in their pattern (there isn't), and finally just guessed. This is the point where there might have been some swearing, and when Theo decided to support me from OUTSIDE the sewing room:
The problem, it seems, was this:
I'd actually been making this bag using the Bernina sewing machine, but when it came to attaching one of the pieces, the instructions specifically called for my "D" foot. So, I decided this could be a "learning opportunity," so I dug out my "D" Husqvarna foot,
With straight stitch 1 (left needle position) stitch piece D to piece A as illustrated
Now I am not at ALL good at blind hems, but even I know they aren't done with a straight stitch. After a few experiments, I figured out that this is a new method of edge-stitching, which the blind hem foot works quite well on, but I still don't want to discuss the amount of time that took me to figure out. And THIS is how the bag ended up in Time Out.
Some days, I am really thankful for knitting: